Bodybuilder John Plummer sues health club Duncan Bannatyne after slipping and tearing triceps

Dragon’s Den star club Duncan Bannatyne was sued for more than £200,000 after an amateur bodybuilder was injured in a fall in the gym.

John Plummer, 58, said he tore the triceps in his left arm when his foot slipped from under him on the wet floor as he warmed up with press-ups.

This left him with a permanent decrease in strength in his elbow, and he continued to suffer from depression, according to a warrant issued in London’s High Court.

John Plummer, 58, of Chester-le-Street said he tore the triceps in his left arm when his foot slipped from under him on the wet floor as he warmed up with press-ups.

John Plummer, 58, of Chester-le-Street said he tore the triceps in his left arm when his foot slipped from under him on the wet floor as he warmed up with press-ups.

Insurers for Bannatyne Group plc have admitted responsibility for the accident on 28 November 2017, the company disputed its claims for past and future losses, and values ​​its claims at…nil

Mr Plummer, from Chester-le-Street, near Durham, said the accident happened at his local Bannatyne gym, pictured, after he started press ups as part of his warm-up, as he held weights on the top shelf.  three tier weight rack

Mr Plummer, from Chester-le-Street, near Durham, said the accident happened at his local Bannatyne gym, pictured, after he started press ups as part of his warm-up, as he held weights on the top shelf of the three-tier weight rack.

But although the insurance company for Bannatyne Group plc has admitted responsibility for the accident on November 28, 2017, the company disputed its claims for past and future losses, and values ​​its claims at…nil.

Now the High Court has ordered Mr Plummer’s handyman to disclose how much he earned in the three years prior to the accident, and a complete set of records of his doctors, hospitals and treatments. The case has also been transferred to the Newcastle-upon-Tyne District Court.

Mr Plummer, from Chester-le-Street, near Durham, said the accident occurred at his local Bannatyne gym after he started the press as part of a warm-up, as he was holding weights on the top shelf of a three-tiered weight. rack.

Suddenly his foot slipped on the wet floor and he fell, with all the weight on his left hand, he said. He accused the company of negligence, saying the floors were wet, slippery and dangerous, and of failing to post warning notices, closing the area, failing to stop him from exercising there, and putting him in danger and a ‘trap’.

His compensation claim includes the cost of treatment during the trip to Cambodia, and the cost of a massage in the UK. Newspapers state that he usually spends December to March abroad.

The health club agreed that his insurer acknowledged liability in May 2018, but said Mr Plummer must prove the nature and extent of the injury and must also prove the costs of medical treatment, treatment and assistance, and damages.

The health club denied his financial claims, and assessed his suit, for a total of £229,363.93 zero.

His compensation claim includes the cost of treatment during the trip to Cambodia, and the cost of a massage in the UK. Newspapers state that he usually spends December to March abroad

Mr Plummer, whose partner Michelle Thompson runs a hair salon, is described in court documents as earning income from the three rental properties and prior to injury being used to perform maintenance and odd jobs on them.

But because his elbow was damaged, he had to bring in a contractor to work on it, he said.

He also claimed in court papers that he had planned to take part in bodybuilding competitions in his over 50s but had to put those plans on hold because he couldn’t train well in the gym after the accident.

Bannatyne, 73, started his business career with an ice cream van and became very successful, building a series of nursing homes, a chain of children’s nurseries, and a health club.

Bannatyne Group is the largest independent health club chain with 71 sites and dozens of spas.

She is a familiar face on the television program Dragon’s Den, appearing between 2005 and 2015, and also taking part in I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! Dan The Real Marigold Hotel

In 2017 he married his third wife, Uzbekistan-born dental hygienist Nigora Whitehorn, 41,

Mr Plummer declined to comment and Bannatyne Group was contacted by MailOnline.

A company spokesperson for the Bannatyne Group told MailOnline: ‘We are unable to comment on the ongoing court case’.

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